Vacancies

Engineering Manager

Function
Engineering
Facility
Life Bay View Private Hospital
Position
Engineering Manager
Introduction

A vacancy exists at Life Bay View Private Hospital for an Engineering Manager reporting to the Hospital Manager. This job exists to provide leadership, technical direction and guidance to the hospital engineering function. This entails ensuring that the maintenance and operation of movable and immovable plant and equipment as well as execution of infrastructure and construction projects in hospital are carried out in an effective, safe and compliant manner that are aligned to applicable best practices and legislation.

Critical Outputs
  • Effective management of relationships with the business and provide professional leadership, influence and two-way communication.
  • Manage the hospital engineering department such as implementation of the maintenance management strategy and best practices to maximise overall plant and equipment efficiency (OPEE) and availability and also execution of infrastructure and construction projects.
  • Manage all aspects of the team (i.e. performance, recruitment, development and retention).
  • Perform administrative functions (i.e. reviewing and writing performance reports, document management, data analysis, validating expenditures, enforcing rules, and support decisions about key engineering projects).
  • Track and report functional metrics/key performance indicators to identify and deliver on opportunities for improvement.
  • Drive strategic input and initiatives to maximise efficiencies e.g. utilities (water, electricity, and steam) cost review and plant and equipment modifications.
  • Review, audit, monitor and evaluate performance of the engineering quality system.
  • Prepare budgets and bids; drive contract negotiations and address any engineering project disputes.
  • Manage overall hospital engineering compliance to regulations such as OHS Act, construction regulations, SANS etc.
  • Investigate industry technology, evaluate benefits, conduct business case appraisal and motivate funding.
  • Experience and understanding of expansion and refurbishment projects and the subsequent outputs thereof.
Requirements
  • National Diploma or Degree in either Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) Engineering with a minimum of 5 years in operations or engineering maintenance.
  • Practical experience in the hospital environment or similar environment is essential.
  • Proven leadership and people management experience.
  • Knowledge of contracts negotiation and management, OHS Act regulation, facilities management financial, project management and engineering procurement practices.
Competencies
  • Problem solving, analysis & judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Verbal & written communication
  • Influencing
  • Monitoring
  • Planning
  • Drive and energy
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high quality)
  • Ethical behavior (honesty)
  • Building relationships and networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
Email
ashreetha.singh@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Friday, May 17, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.


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